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  • CTCB
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    Adults all over the world are rediscovering the joys and benefits of colouring in and Creative Therapy: An Anti-stress Colouring Book is designed especially so that you can make something both beautiful and calming.

    With its flowing lines, sweeping swirls and highly detailed patterns, every illustration gives a grown-up the chance to unleash their inner creativity and with no rules or instructions, you'll be able to doodle and colour away to your heart's content - creating something amazing and unique in the process.

    Relieve stress and ease your worries away with this fun-packed adults' activity book!
  • BTKN
    (3)
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    Filled with techniques, patterns and plenty of inspiration, Baby & Toddler Knits Made Easy will help you create truly unique gifts for young children. Featuring patterns for both boys and girls and ranging from newborn babies to toddlers, the 50+ projects in this brilliant DK book includes essential knits for tots like scarves and hats, as well as more ambitious projects like toys and bunting. The step-by-step instructions and clear photographs mean even beginner knitters can complete the book's tasks as they learn the basics about tools and yarns. Experienced makers will be just as satisfied with the more challenging patterns too. A wonderfully presented DK book bursting with gorgeous gift ideas.
  • CFGU
    (2)
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    Think colouring in is just for kids? Think again! Colouring has been established as a great way for all ages to unwind, relax and get creative and this two-book set of grown-up colouring books is bursting with beautiful and intricate illustrations that are waiting to be completed.

    The perfect size to fit in a handbag or rucksack so they can easily go with you wherever you go, the patterns featured in the two adult colouring books are tremendously detailed and will help anyone unwind at the end of a long day or make a lengthy journey go quicker.

    From floral delights to patterns, swirls and geometric wonders, the books provide a wide-ranging selection of projects to colour in any way you like!

  • HCPK
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    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.

  • THKN

    Melanie Porter

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    With projects for both Baby's Room and Toddler's room, Melanie Porter's The Hand-knitted Nursery provides you with 35 brilliant patterns to choose from to create a cosy and colourful nursery.

    The baby projects are inspired by vintage colour palettes and include clothes, toys, hats, booties and mittens, while the toddler ones have more contemporary designs. The patterns can cover baskets, hooks and coat hangers, as well as blankets, rugs and cushions.

    The techniques section covers the basics of knitting for beginners and acts as a helpful reference guide for those who are more experienced.
  • HTMS

    Sally Hornsey

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    Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.

    Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.

    A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
  • STOS

    Claire Buckley

    (1)
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    Giving you all the techniques and confidence you need to make decorative and practical pieces, Start to Stitch is a fun and enjoyable introduction to textile crafts!

    With projects including cushions, bags and mobile phone cosies, the book will help you master the methods of four classic textile crafts - embroidery, applique, quilting and patchwork. Alongside the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there is also advice on which materials are best to use.

    Written by experts Claire Buckley, Miriam Edwards and Nancy Nicholson, this is a super craft book with a wide variety of projects and variations - ideal for beginner stitchers!
  • DCTY

    Thomas Pavitte

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    We built this city... We built this city on dot-to-dots!

    Part of the creative craze sweeping the world, adults are enjoying fun and relaxing 'children's' activities like colouring in and drawing once more and The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes has 20 incredible drawings of cities and their landmarks that can be brought to life by you joining the dots.

    Illustrated by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer responsible for the most complex dot-to-dot puzzle ever devised - the book features major cities like New York, Paris and London rendered in extraordinary detail. With its perforated pages, the book gives you the chance to hang your cool new pictures up on your wall, too!
  • MCRO

    Mollie Makes

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    The team at Mollie Makes, one of the country's most popular lifestyle and craft magazines, present a variety of beautiful crochet projects in this amazing hardback book.

    Aimed at complete beginners who want to hone their skills, the book is also suitable for those looking to move on after their first successful projects. With ideas including crocheted blankets, cushions, toys and gifts as well as accessories and pieces for around the home, the book also includes ways you can embellish existing items too.

    Each stitch comes with clear instructions and illustrations to make sure your projects are beautiful and there is also advice on how to use different techniques.
  • SEWU

    Debbie Shore

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    In Sew Useful, Book People favourite Debbie Shore shows you how to create storage solutions that will help keep the home neat, tidy and beautifully organised...

    With photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and they range from storage cubes to drawstring toy bags, garment covers, tablet covers, a laundry bag and even a heat-proof pouch for hair straighteners.

    Add a home-made touch to your storage solutions with the practical yet beautiful projects from Debbie Shore!
  • GRIT

    Aneeta Patel

    (3)
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    This full-colour hardback is a tried-and-tested guide for beginner knitters who are starting their knitting journey and then looking for follow-up projects that will provide the perfect challenge to test and practise their new skills.

    You can learn how to make that all-important first scarf and then progress far beyond that as your knitting confidence grows with every creation.

    Increase your ambition and make beautiful home-made designs you'll be proud to display around your home and give to others as charming gifts with this invaluable guide to knitting for those who are completely new to the timeless and very practical craft.

    A great way to get to grips with the absolute basics of knitting!
  • ATCB
    (3)
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    Sit back, relax and unwind with this thoroughly enjoyable and sophisticated adult colouring book, Art Therapy: An Anti-stress Colouring Book, which is filled with lots of adult doodling, colouring and drawing fun.

    From creating free-flowing lines, swirls and shading in beautifully intricate patterns, each and every illustration in this colouring book for adults has been carefully crafted so that even beginners to art can enjoy the satisfaction of creating something exceptionally stunning.

    Packed with absolutely no rules, instructions nor guides, this adult colouring book is the perfect anti-stress activity - just let your imagination run wild and your creativity shine.
  • HTPS

    Authors vary

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    From still life to portraits, this 10-book collection will help you learn how to paint in style using oils and acrylics. Covering all the basics of painting, the books feature progressive visual demonstations and expert advice to help you get to grips with a paintbrush in the right way.

    There are step-by-step lessons featured in all the books too, helping you learn how to paint spectacular landscapes, sunsets, clouds and skyscapes, pet portraits, oceans and seascapes and flowers.

    There is also advice on setting up a studio, selecting tools and materials and learning the tips, tricks and techniques for the different styles of painting. A perfect starter library for a budding artist!

  • KTBA

    Tracey Lord

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    A great book for first-time knitters, Knitting Basics provides step-by-step instructions that will help you become an expert with a needle and thread!

    Starting with casting on, garter stitch and casting off, the book has 20 workshops that will show you the different stitches and techniques you will need - as well as colour artworks to show how everything is done!

    As you progress, you'll also have the chance to learn how to read patterns, how to join pieces and how to knit in the round. Among the projects you'll soon be creating are table runners, a child's jumper and textured throw!
  • AKFK

    Amanda Berry

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    From those who are just starting out knitting to those at a more advanced level, Animal Knits for Kids provides a range of knitting projects for babies and little ones - from a safari outfit to jungle creatures and animals who live under the sea!

    With each chapter travelling around a different zone from the zoo, you'll find plenty of inspiration for bright baby clothing and accessories. Many of the projects will take less than a day to complete, while there are also bigger projects for the more adventurous knitter. There is also guidance and hints on how to master a number of techniques so that the projects can be finished in style.

    As well as all this, the book also gives advice on what should be your basic tool kit and notes on safety and conversion charts.
  • QLTN

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    With over 40 projects to try your hand at, The Quilting Book is a craft book that will tell you everything you need to know about mastering quilting, patchwork and applique.

    From cushions and bags to full-sized quilts, the book even contains 100 individual patterns for quilt blocks that will form the foundation of any patchwork project.

    If you're new to the world of quilting, the book will teach you how to make a quilt with its pictures, step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow tutorials, while those who are more experienced will be able to learn some new skills to help make something spectacular.

    A brilliant book to help you make unique quilts!
  • DTDB

    Thomas Pavitte

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    Who said dot-to-dots were only for children? This comprehensive collection of intricate and complex dot-to-dot patterns features 1,000 dots in each pattern to build your concentration and keep you focused for a satisfyingly long time.

    The unique puzzles presented on extra large pages take on Thomas Pavitte's unique style and recreate people and portraits in dot form. So not only will you have plenty of fun completing the pictures, but the finished illustrations will be impressive enough to display on your wall, too!
  • GSQC

    Catherine Hirst

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    Taking the traditional Granny Square, crocheting expert Catherine Hirst shows you how you can make 35 contemporary and diverse designs to brighten up your home, your wardrobe and plenty of toys and garments for children. From blue-and-white mug cosies that can be made in just an hour, to more elaborate bed covers and projects perfect for accessorising gloves, scarves and bags to cot blankets, bibs, toys and hats. Follow the carefully graded skills chart to pick projects best suited to your ability and use the comprehensive yet easy-to-follow technique explanations to master the basics too. Granny Square Crochet is perfect for both those new to crochet and more experienced crafters simply looking for more ideas.
  • CEBT

    Val Pierce

    (1)
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    A fun, cute and cuddly collection of characters and special gifts to knit and crochet, Cutest Ever Baby Toys is full of perfect presents to make for the little one in your life.

    Offering a host of soft and squishy characters including a crocheted crab, a dinosaur and a lovely rotund penguin, the book even offers step-by-step instructions for making mobiles, a playbook and even a pair of rattles to keep baby entertained.

    The helpful images and easy-to-follow information in this book show just quickly and easily beautiful baby toys can be made with the remnants of soft yarn.
  • NITS
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    The Big Book of Knitting will provide you with over 100 stylish projects to try out. With clear photography and step-by-step instructions, the book is perfect for anyone looking at getting into knitting. There is information on basic equipment, mastering techniques, key knitting stitches and advice on how to follow patterns. The book is also suitable for more experienced knitters and provides a comprehensive range of scarves, hats, throws, cushions and toys for you to try your hand at.
  • PAPL

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    Paper London is a celebration of the 20 most iconic features that make the capital city so special to its millions of residents and tourists.

    From The Shard to Buckingham Palace, you'll find absolutely everything you need here to recreate London in miniature form, along with a handy guide to where you can find the real thing when it's time to visit London itself.

    Build your own model-sized metropolis with the help of Paper London!
  • BJEW

    Maya Brenner

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    Beading has become an increasingly popular activity and Maya Brenner's Beaded Jewellery: Step-by-Step Techniques and Projects to Create Your Own Style manages to capture the craze and show readers how simple, accessible - and fulfilling - making your own jewellery can be. With 18 step-by-step projects to follow, covering everything from high fashion to street chic, and elegant necklaces to fun and funky earrings, this step-by-step project book will show you how design and make your very own masterpieces.
  • DPFM

    Jake Spicer

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    Following the success of Draw Faces in 15 Minutes, we're delighted to bring our budding artists Draw People in 15 Minutes - a how-to guide from Jake Spicer that will show you how to sketch people on the move or at rest!

    Taking you though every aspect of drawing people - from sketching out to drawing a model or even recreating a photograph - the book will show you how to create a full-length portrait in just 15 minutes. It also unveils all the secrets of making observational sketches on the move.

    With advice on how to deal with features, hair and clothing, the easy-to-follow guide also has tips on material to use and how you can draw hands, feet and fabric. A must-have for anyone who wants to hone their drawing skills - especially when it comes to people!
  • TCCW

    Loani Prior

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    Full of humour, flair and creativity, Loani Prior's Knit Your Own Fabulous Tea Cosies features 24 new imaginative designs that transform the conventional tea cosy into a knitted piece of art. Suitable for all skill levels, the creations are strikingly original and come with easy-to-follow instructions, as well as glorious photography. The perfect book for anyone interested in knitting, the book also features instructions on how to create a knitted purse and a double-knitted scarf! Please note this book was previously published under the title How Tea Cosies Changed the World.